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Kovalainen gets Spa and Monza FP1 drives

ESPN Staff
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Heikki Kovalainen previously drove in FP1 in Bahrain and Barcelona © Sutton Images

Caterham has announced that Heikki Kovalainen will drive for the team in FP1 at both Spa and Monza.

Kovalainen - who drove for the team for three seasons before being dropped at the end of 2012 - has previously driven for Caterham during free practice in both Bahrain and Barcelona. On those occasions Kovalainen's experience was being used to evaluate a major upgrade on the car.

Caterham confirmed via Twitter that Kovalainen would be taking part in the next two FP1 sessions, taking over Charles Pic's car in Belgium and then Giedo van der Garde's at the Italian Grand Prix.